19 February 2013

Angola: Skate Hockey Pavilions Ready By 70 Percent

Luanda — The works of construction of the two pavilions to host the 41st edition of the World Skate Hockey Championship from September 20-28 in Angola have reached about 70 percent, Angop learned.

The information was supplied to Angop by the Angolan Federation chairman, Carlos Alberto Jaime.

"The degree of completion of the pavilions is at 60-70 percent," said the official, while presenting an assessment of the global stage of the works, during the "A Grande Entrevista" quarterly interview programme of the State-run "Radio Nacional de Angola" (RNA)'s Rádio-5 sports channel aired on Sundays.

Carlos Jaime the works are going as scheduled, with the Namibe pavilion for about three million seats in a more advanced stage than that of Luanda (12,000 seats).

He said both will be ready by July this year.

On the other hand, the official said a third pavilion is being built in northern Malanje province, to host the Jose Educardo dos Santos Interantiional Tournament from August 19-25.

As to the hotels network, the official admitted there is a slight delay in Namibe, but said all would be in place in time with the engagement of everyone.

He recalled that Namibe will host two world championship groups, thus requiring accommodation for about 300 people.

The draw for the competition that will be held for the first time in Africa, is set for 17 June 2013, during the last visit of the Rink Hockey international Committee inspectors.

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